Local News

Eyes are on Laconia as primary vote takes place

By MICHAEL KITCH, LACONIA DAILY SUN LACONIA — How the city votes in today's New Hampshire Presidential Primary should be known within an hour of the polls closing at 7 p.m.  In commemorating the 100th running of the "First in the Nation" primary, Bill Gardner, the New Hampshire Secretary of State, has asked 13 "bellwether" municipalities, those where voters have chosen the winners of every Democratic and Republican primary since 1952, to report early results. The Democratic candidate... Read more

Letters

We should be proud of changes Gilford voters made to school …

To The Daily Sun, At the School District Deliberative Session, last Tuesday evening, the citizens of Gilford expressed their continuing support for high quality education by voting, overwhelmingly, to reject the cuts made by the Budget Committee and restoring the budget beyond originally proposed by the School Board. Passage of this budget will assure that Gilford will continue to provide its students with the high level, quality educational opportunities for which our community is known and for which we all... Read more

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Announcements

Ice out contest winner will get $2,500 in cash

MEREDITH — The Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce announces a new winter event, the 2016 Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce Ice out Contest. Susan Cerutti, executive director of the chamber reports that the board was looking to hold a winter event which would tie in with the New England Pond Hockey Classic, the Great Meredith Fishing Derby and Skatefest in Center Harbor. This is a chance to predict Ice out on Lake Winnipesaukee and bring... Read more

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Obituaries

Arthur Baker, 62

Arthur Baker, 62

LOWELL, Mass. — Arthur G. Baker, 62, of Belmont, New Hampshire, a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, died peacefully at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, on Feb. 6, 2016, after a brief illness. Arthur was born on July 13, 1953, in Laconia, New Hampshire to Elias and Edna (Lane) Baker. Arthur is survived by his beloved wife, Deborah, who was the love of his life. Art and Deb were married for a wonderful 22 years. His... Read more

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Calendar of Events

2-9-16 Calendar

Events at Gilman Library in Alton: Knitters' group, 11 a.m.;  Book chat, 7 p.m.; Events at Hall Memorial Library in Northfield: Spanish club, 10 a.m.; Quilters Circle, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Tech Tuesday, 2 p.m.; Project Teen, 3 p.m.; Bananagrams for kids, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.; Events at Meredith Public Library: Computer club, 10 a.m.; Events at Gordon-Nash Library in New Hampton: Piyo, 9 a.m.; Yoga with Shannon, 10:30 a.m.; Free meditation, 6 p.m.; Evening yoga, 7... Read more

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People

Local businesses help support Veterans Count Program

LACONIA — Veterans Count was conceived in 2007 when Easter Seals' board member, Mike Salter, sought to bring comprehensive, emergency aid to veterans and their families whose quality of life was significantly impacted by deployment to war zones. A veteran of the U.S. Army Special Forces, Salter and the Easter Seals NH President and CEO Larry Gammon approached the NH Joint Force Headquarters (NH National Guard), at that time commanded by Laconia native Major General Kenneth... Read more

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Columns

Lakes Region Profiles — The Lakes Region is alive with the s…

By Mary O'Neill Sales Associate at Roche Realty Group   The Lakes Region is known for its abundance of four-season sports and outside activities: swimming, skating, boating, hiking, kayaking, hunting, fishing, snowboarding, yard sailing, antiquing, skiing... the list goes on and on. But do not underestimate the sound of music in the Lakes Region. The New Hampshire Music Festival has brought music to the area for over 63 years. When it was founded in 1952, the festival consisted of... Read more

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